Funding for a PhD
A small number of LUMS Studentships will also be available which include a fee waiver and a stipend of approximately £18,000 per annum. Applicants should indicate that they wish to be considered for a Doctoral Studentship on their application form (under the section on proposed source of funding and in the personal statement) so that they can automatically be considered: there are no separate studentship application forms.
These studentships will be available for all the PhD programmes offered by LUMS and for students of any nationality. Awards will be allocated on a competitive basis, which is intended to support promising researchers to undertake their PhD studies in LUMS. Students receiving these studentships will be required to undertake some teaching and/or marking activities.
Eligibility: all students
Deadline for applications: 28 March 2023. Please note if you are planning to apply for an ESRC award the deadline for this is 1 February 2023.
Lancaster University forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP), which offers a large number of studentships covering tuition and providing a living allowance. Details of the provision and funding offered by the NWSSDTP are available on the NWSSDTP website.
Eligibility: All students (The University will fund the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fee for any successful overseas applicants).
If you are interested in applying for an ESRC Studentship, please contact Sarah Patterson.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2023
Commonwealth Scholarships are prestigious awards and are very valuable for international students. They are available on a competitive basis.
Eligibility: overseas students
Department of Management Science: STOR-i
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with industry (STOR-i) is a collaboration between Lancaster's Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Management Science. STOR-i's goal is the development of international research leaders through a programme in which industrial challenge is the catalyst for mathematical innovation. The Centre's distinctive mission is based on a partnership with several of the UK's leading companies across a range of sectors, including AstraZeneca, BT, IBM, Shell and SSE.
Further details can be found on the STOR-i website.
Department of Management Science: EPSRC
Lancaster University regularly receives funding from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) to support doctoral researchers working at the quantitative end of Management Science. Applicants will need to:
- Be based in the Department of Management Science
- Have a strong quantitative background (in, e.g., mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering)
- Have a research interest that aligns with the interests of one or more staff members in the department
These studentships are mainly for UK applicants, but there are usually a limited number available for EU and International applicants.
Applicants should indicate that they wish to be considered for an EPSRC Studentship on their application form.
It is not necessary to submit a full research proposal, but applications should indicate a preferred supervisor or supervisors and describe how the application aligns with their areas of interest.
Centre for Transport & Logistics: OR-MASTER
3-Year PhD studentships in Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Managing Airport Capacity
“Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources” (OR-MASTER) is a Programme Grant funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). OR-MASTER aims to develop new mathematical models and algorithms for solving complex, large-scale resource allocation problems, with the ultimate goal of developing innovative decision support capabilities for airport capacity allocation and management.
For further information, please download OR-MASTER.
The complete application consisting of a cover letter (that includes a statement of your understanding of the project), curriculum vitae, transcripts and a recommendation letter needs to be sent to the indicated contact address.
Programme Studentships - Management Science only
The Department of Management Science currently offers programme-specific funded studentships aimed at high-achieving applicants.
Eligibility: Management Science applicants only
Interests: Our interests cover information systems and the digital economy; operational research; and operations management, including supply chain and logistics. Supervision is available in all these areas.
More Details: We have a large group of PhD candidates and are seeking others to join them. The funding covers fees and living costs and is currently only available for full-time study. Details of potential PhD topics can be found on the Management Science PhD page. For more information, please contact Ms Gay Bentinck.
Deadline: There are two deadlines for 31 December and 15 February each year.
Postgraduate Doctoral Loan
If you’re starting a doctoral degree, you could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £27,892 to help with course fees and living costs. It isn’t based on your income or your family’s and it’s paid directly to you. Please visit the Gov.uk website for more information.
Many websites provide information about funding opportunities. We suggest overseas applicants consider the British Council website for helpful information. Among the other sources, we suggest the following links: